Archives September 2020

There was this grand plan by Sonko to renovate Nairobi’s old estates, can Badi pick it up? @ma3route

NAIROBI county government will soon embark on renovation of old houses in seven city estates after it was granted approval for the project by the National Treasury. Under the plan, the county government will redevelop the earmarked old estates within the city in a short-term joint venture with developers. “Nairobi City county government in line…

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These brothers have been fighting for this land for 42 years since 1978

The Court of Appeal has ordered the subdivision of Sh2.5 billion parcel of land among two brothers and their sister who have been battling over distribution for 42 years. The land measuring 127 acres at Tigoni in Kiambu County is under coffee, tea, dairy farming, vegetables and staple crops. The appellate court comprising its president…

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Here is why there is always a slum next to every posh estate in Nairobi e.g. Langata and Kibera

A low concrete wall is all that divides posh Lang’ata and the expansive Kibera slum, a settlement of tin shacks. In many other areas, the only boundary is an imaginary one that seems to exist only in the minds of residents from both sides. Indeed Kenya is a country of confounding contrasts and nowhere is this division between the…

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Area Code – Land Mawe estate, Nairobi

Land Mawe is an old city estates serving residents of all kinds, from students, working class to low-income earners. The estate is located on the edge of Nairobi’s CBD next to Nairobi Railway Station, a transport hub for many living within Nairobi and the outskirts, and the Technical University of Kenya (TUK).   The estate…

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Brand new-look of the revamped Nyayo Stadium reopened officially by President Uhuru Kenyatta

After three years of renovation, Nairobi’s Nyayo Stadium is finally complete with the launch set for September 26, 2020. President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to grace the occasion. The repair of the second oldest stadium in the country began in 2017, with the venue completely closed off from sporting activities. Nyayo Stadium now has a new look with seats…

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Area Code – Lucky Summer Estate, Thika Road, Nairobi

Located five km from the Thika Super Highway and 23 minutes (without traffic) from the Nairobi CBD, Lucky Summer estate is strategically situated between Kasarani and Kayole estates to suit residents who desire for fresh air. The estate enjoys close proximity to the Thika Road Mall (TRM) and Safari Park Hotel, giving the residents ease…

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Every construction vehicle must pay Sh1,500 to Mungiki to be allowed entry in Juja @KenyanTraffic

A criminal gang is allegedly harassing and extorting money from prospective homeowners at Murema estate in Juja. Owners of undeveloped plots accuse those already settled of hiring the Mungiki to man the entrance of the estate and extort Sh1,500 per lorry full of building materials. They claimed that their settled neighbours had fenced off the…

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The State House had a simple see-through fence until terror strikes began

The earlier architects designed buildings with front view facades that would give them aesthetic appeal from passersby. More like the American concept the Europeans who first put up permanent structures modelled them on the ones back home. Home owners were somehow proud to show off the beauty of their structures. Did you know that as…

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Cheap mortgages are here as government steps up affordable housing agenda

The State-backed mortgage firm will cap cheap home loans at Sh4 million, kick starting operations after the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) granted it the permit to start lending at an annual subsidised interest of seven percent or nearly half the prevailing market rates. Home buyers in Nairobi metropolitan area — which extends to neighbouring…

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Mother who gave birth at the gate of Pumwani Hospital sheds tears as she narrates her ordeal [VIDEO]

 The incident caused an uproar countrywide after a video surfaced online on Friday,where it was narrated that security guards denied an expectant mother, who was braving excruciating labor pains, access into Pumwani Hospital.  She said that she went into labor while she was alone in the house on Sunday. “When my husband came later, he…

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10 annoying neighbour habits that you have to live with

Forget the days when a neighbour playing loud, boring vernacular music would make you go berserk. If you thought that warring couples next door were the most annoying, wait till you meet Nairobi’s most disturbed and disturbing neighbours:   1. Loud, screamy ‘soundtracks:’ A common pattern for the residents living in apartments is to overhear…

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8 ways to keep your tiles super clean

Interior finishing today uses more tiles than a few years ago. This is especially so for the kitchen and bathroom, although tiles are to be found in almost every room in a house today. So, how do you keep them clean?   Kitchen 1. Use baking soda, sprinkled lightly on a damp sponge, to easily…

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What is the difference between DIVORCE and ANNULMENT of marriage

The Kenyan divorce system, unlike in many other countries, is fault based in nature. This means that persons seeking to divorce must prove a matrimonial offence on the part of the other partner or spouse. This is different from most Western countries, including the United Kingdom that operate a ‘no-fault’ divorce system that permits divorce…

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How to File for Divorce in Kenya step by step

Divorce is the dissolution of a marriage that has subsisted for three or more years. There are five forms of marriages in Kenya: Civil Christian Hindu Islamic Customary The common grounds for dissolution of all forms of marriage are: cruelty adultery desertion exceptional depravity irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. For customary marriages, additional grounds include…

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Nairobi Railways club demolished at the dead of the night

Traders within Nairobi Railways club premises on Wednesday woke up only to find where they have been doing businesses flattened. Authorities descended on the area at night. On Wednesday morning, a dozen of police officers kept vigil at the gate, only allowing hotel workers into the highly guarded premises. “We do not allow anyone in….

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